Maccabiah Games torch 370.
(photo credit: Rani Assulin/Joya Productions)
The 2013 Maccabiah Games torch continued its journey through Israel this
The likes of basketball legend Tal Brody and former pole vault
European champion Alex Averbukh ran with the torch during this week’s colorful
Adloyada in Netanya, with mayor Miriam Feirberg Ikar also dressing up and taking
part in the festivities.
The torch relay began at the Maccabi tombs near
the city of Modi’in on December 13 and will end at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on
July 18 with the lighting of the Maccabiah flame at the opening
The torch was designed by Yaki Marcus, a student at Hadassah
Academic College’s Department of Inclusive Industrial Design in
This is the first time that the Maccabiah Torch has been
designed by a student of industrial design. Marcus, together with Department
graduate Yossi Cohen, designed and produced this original work on the College
The designers’ inspiration came from their desire to integrate
Jewish motifs for this Zionist event – the torch’s five sections represent the
five continents on which world Jewry lives today with Israel as the
The torch is shaped like a cone resembling the Jewish shofar, and
its upper section resembles a menorah.
Its frontal view depicts the Land
of Israel as “flowing with milk and honey.”
Over 8,500 athletes from some
71 countries are expected to take part in the 19th Maccabiah, which will run
between July 18-30, with events taking place across Israel.